The new KNF NF600 self-priming diaphragm pump for dosing or transferring liquids incorporates advanced four-diaphragm technology to promote smoother and continuous flow, low pulsation and vibration, quiet-running performance, and maximized efficiency. This compact solution (as small as 135 mm x 111 mm x 105 mm) can deliver a nominal flow rate of 6 l/min, suction height of 8.8 in. Hg, and pressure up to 15 psig. These pumps are well equipped for medical diagnostic analyzers, dialysis liquid circulation, water treatment and analysis, ink-jet printers, and semiconductor operations, among other applications.NF600 pumps are available in three motor types (ac, brush-commutated dc, or brushless dc) and can provide stable pumping action over a potential service life exceeding 50,000 hours. The pumps require minimal maintenance and are designed without tubing to eliminate possible pump failure due to tubing fatigue or rupture. Their corrosion-resistant PP/PVDF/FFPM/PTFE envelope can handle acids, caustics, and other harsh materials. Highly chemical-resistant versions expand application potential.
Other noteworthy pump features include NFS grade TPF and TP heads and specially engineered anchor valves contributing precision and reliability. A wide standard range of materials, voltages, and frequencies can be specified and pumps can be easily customized for any application. Specialized accessories include diaphragm pressure control valves, pulsation dampers and hoses.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.